Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Ruben Gallego, who's trying to unseat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, says 'nobody' in the state 'has really spoken to' her she joined the upper chamber
"Nobody in Arizona has really spoken to her in the last four years. This is why she is where she is," Rep. Gallego said of Sen. Sinema on Thursday.news.yahoo.com
Why Kyrsten Sinema is in deep trouble
There’s no shortage of Democratic senators in danger of losing their seats in 2024. Joe Manchin in ruby-red West Virginia. Jon Tester in solidly Republican Montana. Sherrod Brown in ever-more-conservative Ohio. And their colleagues in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Michigan — four of the purplest places on the map.news.yahoo.com
Democrat Ruben Gallego pursues Sinema's Arizona Senate seat
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego says he’ll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in 2024. Sinema left the Democratic Party in December and hasn't said whether she'll seek a second term. (Jan. 23) (Production: Nathan Ellgren)news.yahoo.com
Rep. Gallego announces bid for Sinema’s Arizona Senate seat
Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego, a liberal firebrand and prominent Latino lawmaker, announced Monday he'll challenge independent U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, becoming the first candidate to jump into the race and setting up a potential three-way contest. Gallego said he'd fight for normal people struggling to make ends meet and losing faith in politicians. “I'm better for this job than Kyrsten Sinema because I haven’t forgotten where I came from,” Gallego told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview.news.yahoo.com
Democrats Are Ready to Call Kyrsten Sinema’s Bluff
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyIn Washington, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s decision to leave the Democratic Party last week landed like a black cloud over the party’s sunny post-election victory lap.But back in Arizona, her move came across like something else entirely.“Her party switch is an electoral hand grenade,” one Arizona Democratic operative told The Daily Beast, “and she just pulled the pin.”While Sinema publicly framed her move as a critique of partisanship andnews.yahoo.com
Racist slurs interrupt funeral for Phoenix civil rights icon
(AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)PHOENIX – The Phoenix Police Department is investigating after a virtual funeral for civil rights icon and city leader Calvin Coolidge Goode was interrupted Tuesday by hackers yelling racist slurs. “I condemn the racists who disrupted Vice Mayor Goode’s funeral services. “Former councilman Calvin Goode was a civil rights leader who served with honor and distinction. “The hate act that occurred during the celebration of life for Vice Mayor Goode today was atrocious and unforgivable,” Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski said in a statement. We saw it today at the funeral of Calvin Goode.
Phoenix to honor late civil rights icon Calvin C. Goode
One of Calvin C. Goode's sons, Vernon "Zina" Goode, poses with members of his family at the open casket viewing of former Phoenix Vice Mayor and city councilman Calvin C. Goode on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Phoenix, Ariz. Goode died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)PHOENIX – Phoenix city officials, residents and prominent members of the Black community will honor late civil rights icon, city leader and longtime Arizona resident Calvin Coolidge Goode in the coming weeks. In 1977, Stewart said Goode welcomed him to Phoenix and spoke at his installation as pastor of First Institutional. But Stewart said “the most prestigious” memory he had was receiving the Calvin C. Goode Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Goode was a soft-spoken man, but lion-hearted — an unshakeable force for progress, equality and civil rights," Democratic state Rep. Reginald Bolding said in a statement.
Democrats win big in Arizona, now a former GOP stronghold
The outcome delighted Democrats and was sure to bring a reckoning for Republicans who have enjoyed decades of dominance in Arizona politics. In turning toward friendly territory for Democrats, Arizona is following a path blazed by its neighbors Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. It’s also the Democrats’ brightest light among the Sun Belt states they tried to flip from the GOP this year. A decade of work organizing Latinos to vote helped Arizona Democrats outperform other states where Democrats came up short, Gallego said. President Bill Clinton won Arizona in his 1996 reelection bid.
Biden, Harris aim to tip battleground Arizona for Democrats
Harris introduced Biden by blasting Trump’s “reckless disregard for human life and for the well-being of the American people” when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Arizona’s transformation seems stark for a state that just a decade ago was the epicenter of Republicans' push against anti-illegal immigration push. To varying degrees, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico have all moved closer to Democrats since the turn of the century. Since 1952, a Democrat has won Arizona only once — Bill Clinton in 1996, with about 46% of the vote. Biden will look to run up the score there and on the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona.